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Connecting Voices: La Voix Humaine

 
 A woman in a dress looking over her shoulder
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2 Oct 2020 - 17 Oct 2020

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Leeds Playhouse

Playhouse Square, Quarry Hill, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 7UP

A woman is sprawled alone on her bed. She gets up, ready to leave, when the phone rings. It’s her ex-lover. Over the course of the next 40 minutes we hear one side of an increasingly desperate conversation in which the woman tries anything to win him back. But it’s no use – she can’t get through to him. He hangs up, and she’s left whispering ‘Je t’aime’ to nobody…

Translating to ‘the human voice’, La voix humaine is a devastating short opera exploring the pain and fear of rejection in the rawest fashion. Through the lone voice of the woman, Poulenc expresses the full range of human emotion and envelops her voice in music of caressing warmth and intimacy.

Directed by Sameena Hussain, Opera North soprano Gillene Butterfield brings to life this harrowing portrayal of a relationship’s breakdown. This powerful one-woman performance will be sung in English and performed in the intimate rehearsal setting of the Barber Studio.

La Voix Humaine is part of Connecting Voices, a collaboration between Leeds Playhouse and Opera North bringing together a collection of new and classic work celebrating the power of the human voice. 

Image Info: Photography by Manuel Harlan

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During this period of social distancing and lockdown due to Coronavirus we advise that you check directly with the organiser of this event that it is going ahead as publicised.

£14.00*

La Voix Humaine is part of Connecting Voices, a collaboration between Leeds Playhouse and Opera North bringing together a collection of new and classic work celebrating the power of the human voice. You can enjoy one event or book for all six.

* Book 2+ Connecting Voices events and save:
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  • British Sign Language Interpreted
  • Captioned

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  • Wheelchair access
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